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Video: Man electrocuted while swinging on pylon

Firefighters tried to coax the amateur acrobat down, but he continued to swing until he touched the live wires

SANTIAGO, Chile — This is the horrific moment a man performing acrobatics on the top of an electricity pylon was electrocuted.

The man, named only as Miguel, touched one of the high-voltage cables with his legs as he swung back and forth on the beams yesterday.

The contact with the live wires killed him instantly, to the horror of onlookers who had gathered to watch the scene. Emergency services in the Chilean capital of Santiago had been called after he was spotted 'playing around' on the pylon.


Full story: High-voltage horror: Amateur acrobat swinging on pylon is electrocuted

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Russ Gregston Russ Gregston Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:01:40 AM Stupid is as stupid does.
Russ Gregston Russ Gregston Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:04:47 AM If you watch this video be forewarned it's very graphic!
Steven Jackson Steven Jackson Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:10:15 PM LOL, Darwin wins another round!
Michelle Romero Charlton Michelle Romero Charlton Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:12:48 PM How horrific .poor fellow
Chad Schafer Chad Schafer Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:16:45 PM I should be sad here but some how when you do something this dumb well....
Will Roberts Will Roberts Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:37:55 PM Stupidity...Sometimes it is self correcting.
Manuel Jesus Munoz Araya Manuel Jesus Munoz Araya Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:42:59 PM Sin raza es la mala!!!!!!!!..jaja
William Ray William Ray Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:51:47 PM the guys on the bicylces don't look all that concerned, contrary to the description.
Milo Sebastian Milo Sebastian Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:21:42 PM @doug gambill...yep...nothing an ignorant texas gun nut like you does better than toss out an anti Obama statement that proves he is a drolling idiot that collects guns to make up for a spectacularly small penis...
Pete Gravell Pete Gravell Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:39:30 PM What an Electrifying performance!
Brian Matzen Brian Matzen Friday, January 11, 2013 5:56:57 AM Hmm... perhaps he should have stuck to the monkey bars.
Chris Robinson Chris Robinson Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:42:04 AM This Video would have been way better if that guy had peed on the wire.

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